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RE: Purpose of IRC and Q&A

From: Michael Champion (MS OPEN TECH) <Michael.Champion@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 19:54:43 +0000
To: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E5EFDC55B08066469BEA0804F07DDEF5038F61E2@TK5EX14MBXC281.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
> Example of a meta question: "Is anyone working on reviewing
 > http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/target?"
> Example of a general question:  "How would I use HTML's Target attribute to open in a new window?"  
> (Ref: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/target)+1

+1

-----Original Message-----
From: Tobie Langel [mailto:tobie@fb.com] 
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:21 PM
To: jonathan@garbee.me; public-webplatform@w3.org
Subject: Re: Purpose of IRC and Q&A

On 10/11/12 7:30 PM, "jonathan@garbee.me" <jonathan@garbee.me> wrote:

>We all need to decide what the purpose of the IRC and Q&A is.  There 
>has been quite a bit of talk among people in IRC about what exactly we 
>should allow and not allow.  Paul has brought this up earlier in his 
>email about just the IRC room, but this needs to be decided for that 
>and the Q&A along with any further avenue's that could be used.
>First I feel it necessary to define two things so we are all on the 
>same
>page:
>
>* "Meta content" is content or questions that is specific to 
>webplatform.org and its documentation.
>* "General content" is content or questions that don't specifically 
>relate to content from the site.
>
>For example:
>A meta question:  " How would I use HTML's Target attribute to open in 
>a new window?"  (Ref:
>http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/target ) A general 
>question: "How do I get Y jQuery plugin to work on my site?"  Y being 
>http://pagescroller.com/ if you really need an example.

That's not really how I understood the distinction between both.

Example of a meta question: "Is anyone working on reviewing http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/target?"
Example of a general question:  "How would I use HTML's Target attribute to open in a new window?"  (Ref:
http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/target)

There absolutely needs to be a split between the channel for people working on the site and a channel for questions about the site's content.

Answering questions in irc channels is exhausting and a poor use of resources which could be creating lasting content instead.

--tobie
Received on Thursday, 11 October 2012 19:56:44 UTC

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